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China 6, Pepco 5, Maryland 5, Obama 4, Washington 3, Scott Smith 3, Bain 3, Mitt Romney 3, America 3, Krystal 2, Craig Bosswell 2, Us 2, Virginia 2, Barack Obama 2, Beth Parker 2, Mr. Guzman 2, Evan Royster 1, Bwi Thurgood 1, George Mason 1, Robert Griffin 1,
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    October 3, 2012
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three. for electric utilities willing to accelerate their efforts to improve reliability. pepco's reliability problems have existed for years. the last two years with snowmageddon and&hurricane irene and the surprise derecchio storm, reconnection efforts were particularly slow pepco promised to spend more but given the utility's record, the state's public service commission in july allowed only a limited rate hike for the electric company a 130-page report from the governor's task force concluded that utility effort's are still falling short. >> an electric grid that served well and the storm events in the 1980s is not a grid reliable in the more violent and frequent storms that we have now. >> reporter: o'malley estimates that $1 to $2 a month per household will not only speed up the tree trimming -- >> maybe selective
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undergrounding and other engineering fixes that are different for every portion of the service area. >> reporter: to get the extra dollar or two a month, the utility would have to accelerate reliability strategies. what do ratepayers think? we found a mixed reaction in mont groomery county which, is hard hit the last few years. >> and we pay a lot of mean every month and giving them some are not necessarily the answer. >> not my fault that neigh have not built the power lines the right way. >> would rather not pay? >> out of principle, no. >> if it goes toward what it's supposed to go towards, i feel we should do it. otherwise, it's not going to get taken care of, and we're going have probing further downd road. >> and that is a lot. >> reporter: no more money. >> no more money. >> reporter: would you be willing to spend an extra dollar or two a month? >> one or two a month would be
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worth it. >> very, very divided. another recommendation, the public service commission should penalize utilities that failed to hit reliability benchmarks. pepco's response, we agree with the general tone and direction of the report and pepco will work with the psc to implement the recommending as, brian. >> pepco is the dominant provider in d.c.'s maryland suburbs and ranked near the bottom nationally, charged $1 million for fail tour to trim trees and other problems that led to the frequent outages. detectives are searching for a person who assaulted a elderly person. the victim is unable to speak and oddry barnes has the
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latest. what do you know? >> reporter: the 72-year-old was supposed to be on a plane to elf salvador today to visit his wife and young son. instead, he's in the hospital in critical condition after a severe beating here at the dumpster that you see behind me and this happened late monday night or tuesday morning. police were of back here handing out flyers and asking the public for help to find the person responsible. >> he has been living here for seven years. the people living here know him and it's hard to believe that this is happening here and nobody saw anything. >> reporter: it was candle air's-guzman's two sons who found the dad lying unresponsive near the dumpster of this apartment complex at 3:30 tuesday morning. [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: montgomery county police return to the area handing out flyers, offering a $1,000 reward for information in this case.
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detectives say that there have been some problems here before and robbery could be a motive for the vicious attack. >> motivation could be robbery. again, many times people near the bus routes are robbed for smaller and personal electronic items, small amount of cash and they are targets. >> reporter: mr. guzman couldn't put up a fight. 5'4", 110 pounds. his family said he left his home about 8:00 p.m. on monday to go shopping. police want to talk with anyone who saw mr. guzman during that timeframe and they would like to talk with anyone who witnessed the brutal attacks on the 72-year-old man. >> and in maryland, a voter watchdog uncovered voter fraud. it found evidence that some people registered to vote using
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the names of the deceased. it allows them to register to vote twice in two different states. the group is demanding the state board of elections investigate. >> and we don't believe you can have free and fair elects if the information is incorrect. >> the state elects officials say there is no evidence of fraud. and in a few hours, president obama and mitt romney will face off for the first presidential debate. stage is set, spotlight on denver tonight. the new polls indicate that mitt romney may need to sway undecided voters during the debate. a cnn poll averaged 7 recent surveys and overall, president obama had 49 to 45%. well, tonight's debate, will it make a difference among the voters? craig bosswell is live in denver with more now. craig. >> reporter: good evening to you. three hours and counting until the main event here. the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. the first question will go to
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president obama and that is followed by two-minute answers on the topic and the 15 minutes and there will be a discussion about that topic. this debate is divided up into three 15-minute segments. the economy, roll on government and leadership style. the pressure is certainly on, on mitt romney to perform and is a must-win situation. on the flip side of that for presume a it's a must not lose situation as well and here we are a month away from the election and the stakes are high here tonight, even though both campaigns tend to downplay the expectations. make no mistake, the pressure is on, brian. >> are you getting a sense from puppedits that mitt romney has the experience and that perhaps president obama has a stronger hold on some of the national- international topics because he deals with it every day? >> reporter: right, who the international topic comes into play is yet to be seen on
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domestic policy tonight, but you're right about mitt romney. there were some 43 hours of debate time during 23 debates during the gop primary season. so he is well-versed in this and there are a lot of people on that stage during most debates. it's one-on-one and those two men have not generally seen each other face-to-face. i think three or four times and not for 90 minutes at one sitting. so, it will be interesting to see how much interaction there is between the two men and with those 15-minute segments. there is time for some exchanges between the two. >> and craig bosswell, we'll be watching. it airs at 9 and we'll stream it online at www.myfoxdc.comcom. we want to know what you think about the debate as you watch. tweet your thoughts with hash tag fox 5 you decide and we'll have a complete wrap-up on the news at 10, the news edge at 11. new developments in the deadly shooting of a border patrol agent in arizona. the agent is 30-year-old
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nicolaus ivy. he was shot and killed and his family is heartbroken. >> well, this is obviously a shock to the family and tragic circumstance and yet, they have a faith and they holding on to that faith. he was a gentle, kind, humble man. no one, absolutely no one thought ill of nick ivy. >> the i now investigating. authorities have not said whether any weapons were seized at the shooting. another border agent was injured. and on the edge to virginia. searching for the teenager missing since monday. the 17-year-old was last seen monday morning as he was dropping his younger brother off to school and they searching the creek b in farfax. glen's car was found across the street. >> and we didn't learn this until later on at night, but he missed the school and football practice as l. the fairfax city
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police found his vehicle in the park which, is a little league baseball field on picket road. early in the morning, tuesday morning. >> police say they not investigating the disappearance as suspicious, but say that they can and do consider it unusual. strong statements about slottings still ahead on the news edge. what maryland's top leaders are saying about the group behind the negative campaign ads. sue. >> and an interesting day and managed to get up to 82 degrees. i will let you know how much longer it's going continue. the big changes coming up on the seven-day forecast. and scott smith out at nats park. what a great day. >> and heading into the post season with baseball's best record. the 98th win today and secure home field advantage to the play-offs. who and&when will they play? that is next. [ barack o obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities?
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. the metropolitan airport's authority added four members to the board and comes down amid questionable contracting prices. d.c. and maryland get an additional seat and virginia receives two. the maryland governor o'malley, speaking out now against penn national gaming and that that casino company is running false ads against question 7 on the november ballot. >> and the gaming company that is funding all of the ads, trying to claim that dollars never go to schools. total hogwash. complete lie. that is perpetuating. total falsehood for them to say we're not investing in education. >> the spokesman behind the ads say they're not our assertions but independent media fact checks. the washington redskins are
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endorsing question 7. the organization said that it supports major economic initiatives. county leaders are thrilled and say it's a major endorsement they never expected. >> i think it's a big endorsement. not only leaders in the washington area, but a great company in prince georges county that didn't have to do this and doesn't have anything with the issue any going on and came in saying this is good for public service and the county and this is a big endorsement for us and we're pleased. >> and hundreds of millions in revenue and a new casino and table games. coming up on the news edge. >> if this is you in this portrait, it's yours for the taking. i'm beth parker. fine art next to a dumpster, not what you might expect coming up. i will tell you about the new form of art that is hitting the streets of d.c. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the...
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number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. these appliances could have been made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when?
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. stop staring at your blackberry and iphone and look around. that is a message from a d.c. artist. it's to a unique project that might show up in your neighborhood. >> i hope you enjoy it. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: it's not every day that you get a hug from a stranger and these two are connected. by the snap of a camera and the stroke of a brush. she's a d.c. resident and portrait artist and came here a month ago and took the picture. >> and he is the character. >> reporter: she captured him in an art environment. >> it's offensive and that is showing what people are talking
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about. >> reporter: she returns the finished painting to the place she met the person and a colleague spotlighted it. >> someone dropped off the painting and looked like me. >> reporter: the portraits are popping up all over up to and one is leaping off of a dumpster on connecticut avenue. >> i'm still there. >> i'm attracted to what is on outside of the museum. >> reporter: each has a sign. >> if this is a view, this painting is yours to take. if you're the guy in the painting, it's free. >> that is right. all of this richness in color ask is free to the person in the painting. >> will the people i painted be able to find them? >> especially a person like this, a is have aer who doesn't come often. the one time he was doing the work here and never comes back here and doesn't know this is here. >> reporter: she leaves cards like this one at each painting and to educated the public about what she's doing. there has been some surprises
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like what happened here at paul's liquor on wisconsin avenue. >> when we noticed it was starting to rain, we pulled the painting in and because someone put that much workbo it, you want to portrait it. >> reporter: with that rain gone, the portrait was back. a bicyclist passing by spun around and studied it and eventually decided to take it. she doesn't mind. >> i hope it's the person i painted. even if it's somebody else who is opening their eyes and noticing the people around them and recognizing neighbors, i think that is wonderful, too and makes me happy. >> reporter: letting go, accepting lifelike this project, as is. in washington, beth parker, fox 5 news. a japanese mother turns her sleeping child into art. while her baby's sleeping, she uses clothes, vegetables, other objects to turn her sleepinged to will -- toddler into photographic art. it was for fun and then became a hit. so much so, she was able to get a book deal with amazon.
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>> so many creative people out there in the world. i don't think i'm one of them. >> not artistically. my hands look like theirs and why can'tdo that? >> warm today. >> and we had the warm front still not moving on through and is this this sunset is award winning and that is beautiful. the sun set setting ever earlier and hopefully you can see another one tomorrow night. i think we have a good day on tap for you and what about that fog last night and this morning? and heads up. you probably notice not only the warm temperature but the fact that it's humid and moisture around and that is with some areas of fog tonight. i don't think it will be bad like last night, but there will be some. the morning showers are possible. if there is some fog in the
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early morning, showers will be at d.c. from the north and west and i will show where you that is coming from and speaking of showers, we have some in the weekend forecast and there is big changes coming and chilly by sunday morning and we're talking about a 20 degrees drop in temperatures and in the space of three, four gays. 82 at reagan national; dulles, 81; bwi thurgood marshal 81 and that is still mild now with the humidity, 82 degrees in fredericksburg and look up to the north and to binghampton, 71 degrees and raleigh coming in at 81 and not a lot of cold air in the east. we do have, though, some great surplus of cloud cover and light sprinkle here and there. look to the south and with this touch of moisture coming up, straight from the south, we believe that in is going to get pulled into the area tomorrow
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morning. a shower around and that is caught up in a frontal boundary. can you so what i'm talking about, especially north and west and i will pause it about 11:00. you see the showers swing through and some heavier spots here and there and that is not as heavy as up to pennsylvania. in the afternoon, looks like it's going to be drier, warm, a nice afternoon and on toed from kind of good. there is another round on sunday and that is with the real cold push and check out the accuweather seven-day forecast. and the two days in the 80s, tomorrow afternoon, fun and friday looks great, too, a summer-like treat and on saturday, showers in the afternoon. chilly showers and sunday doesn't look like a great day with a temperature of 61 and seeing a big drop in temperatures the first part of next week and with some upper
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30s. coming up, robert griffin 3 looks to build off of his best game as a pro as the skins prepare for a tough test. scott smith's live from nationals park with the latest on the skins and the nats after the break. ere in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when?
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. welcome back to nationals park. i'm scott smith. a historic win took place in front of 37,000 plus and oh, yeah, by the way, the nats won as well. teddy is trending on twitter after his first president's race win. we'll touch on that in a moment. first, we'll tell where you the nats are heading after securing homefield advantage today. they will take on either the st. louis cardinals or the atlanta braves. those two teams will play in a wild card playing game coming up on friday. game one of the nats series on saturday and in either st. louis or atlanta and the teddy race we're talking about and there they go. after 538 attempts, finally, he
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ends the drought and winning for the first time. one-0, ryan zimmerman to the opposite field and a solo shot, the 25th of the year, tied at 1. bottom of the 8, 3-1, michael morse to deep right, a 2-run home run and with that 18th of the year, clenched the best record in baseball and some home fold advantage throughout the play-offs and the journey begins sunday on the road where they will take on the cards or braves. >> andna is a huge advantage and i think that that is's feeling a lost us have not had the chance to feel before and that is cool. >> i don't think anyone cared and they're all good ball clubs. either way you look at it, we're going to have to go through them at some point, so, it was not a big issue on who or where we start. >> also, davie johnson left the
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game in the seventh inning with numbness in his left leg. the x rays revealed there might be nerve issues in his back and he's going to take anti- inflammatories and he will be fine. we're watching the redskins health as well. pierre garcone and trent williams, they were full go in practice and evan royster and robinson, they were limited in their workload today. big one coming up on sunday. rg3, of course, he's coming off of a great performance this last week last sunday against the buccaneers. although griffin didn't throw touchdowns, he passed for a career high, 323 yards and with some 43 rushing yards and a touchdown. and that was his best performance as a professional the rookie qb agreed with the coach today. >> and i think it was my best game. after doing the film study and this is a more complete solid game and didn't take any bad sacks and got through my
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progressions and everyone was doing their job and that helps me. >> day two of training camp and george mason. number three, the third overall pick and averaged 17.6 points and in some summer league. he will try to carry more of the load and, of course, sunday and monday is games one and two of the nlds. >> thanks. thank you for joining us. see you back here tonight. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. these appliances could have been made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment...
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even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when?
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